Posts Tagged ‘Wonder Woman’

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Check Out These Guns…

March 28, 2013

OK Enchanted Seashells, here they are.

I love my new Wonder Woman t-shirt but it hides the "Guns"!

I love my new Wonder Woman t-shirt but it hides the “Guns”!

Getting muscle definition of biceps, triceps, and forearms. Hard work paying off.

Getting muscle definition of biceps, triceps, and forearms. Hard work paying off.

Lighting is not great but this is "The Cut" I was thrilled to see forming. (on the backside of the arm defining the triceps)

Lighting is not great but this is “The Cut” I was thrilled to see forming. (on the backside of the arm defining the triceps)

It should be noted that when I was at a pretty low point, not being able to look myself in the eyes let alone see my whole self in the mirror, I would look at my arms. I noticed “the cut” and was pretty impressed when it started forming. (“The Cut” is the definition of the arm muscles that shows when flexing or when in a semi-relaxed position.) But I also started seeing imperfections under certain lights. It seemed odd because I used to wear tanks all the time so why was it bothering me now? If I was ever at risk of developing body-dysmorphia, it was at this time. Ugly fluorescent lights seems to make the dimpling imperfections stand out. Of all the things to fixate on and I chose my arms. I stopped wearing tanks and had a hard time convincing myself to buy a sleeveless dress. If you’ve stopped by before you’ll note that my little black dress is sleeveless but I wear it under a jacket. I know in my head it is the lighting but it is hard to get past.

I let the Chief take these. This is my newest Wonder Woman t-shirt. I bought it for a special occasion (but I’ll share more about that when I can!).

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Project 365: Week 11

March 23, 2012

Okay, I’m really bad. Only one of the following was taken during week 11. In my defense though, I had planned 5 of the remaining shots. The other one I took at the hotel during my scrapbooking weekend.

March 11-17

My mother had off from work. She wanted to come down and spend the day with me and the girls. Originally we were supposed to have the whole day but soccer camp had a make-up day. After spending quality time talking while the girls kicked a ball and T1 got a gusher of a bloody nose, I took Mom and the girls out to my favorite restaurant for my birthday dinner. I love Japanese steak houses–it never gets old.

I’m not sure if this piece of wall art is new but I really liked it. Many pieces in the lobby added to the ambience of the Comfort Inn to make it feel more than just a hotel. (Be thankful I did not take a picture of the lobby bathroom floor–that is no fake stone tiles in there!) But why does this woman have no arms and why is she in a hamster wheel? I feel like I’m in a hamster wheel sometimes. Until the diagnosis of the PsA any “limitations” (no arms) were not visible. I’ve heard a few times “Oh I had no idea. You seem so strong.”

And now my Wonder Woman Collection! My Barbie Doll (also a collection) sits on a shelf with the villains Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

I couldn’t resist these Little People. One of the toddler toys that we have kept in case we have any toddlers to entertain is our Little People Castle Playset. The one that looks like a real castle, not the pink one that just makes me shake my head. But I will not let any little toddlers get their hands on Wonder Woman or Batgirl though.

I’ve posted a picture of the gray satchel before. This is my newest next to it. But I don’t really carry shoulder bags anymore as I’m supposed to use a back pack and spare my hands and neck. 😦 I have the light gray one in black too and will probably give them to my girls.

This is one of three Wonder Woman t-shirts I own. I just like the art of this one. My light blue one may have to be retired–it has Wonder Woman E.o.t.T. sweat stains. The other has baseball jersey sleeves. I like that one double for that because I remember that style as a child.

This ornament gets a place of honor in my office amongst all the fairies in there.

I wanted to take a picture of my two Wonder Woman pins… but I cannot find them anywhere! 😦

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Writer’s Workshop: Purse Psychology

April 14, 2011

5.) What do the contents of your handbag/purse “say” about you?
(inspired by Kristi from Live And Love Out Loud)

First of all, the outside of my current purse may say a lot more about me and my frame of mind right now: I am lugging around a gray satchel with Wonder Woman on the front. I’ve mentioned before that I have superhero and 80s tees and I also have this purse and another bag that says “Let me teach you something” with one of the retro Barbies on it.

I realize I’m not dressing my age and this is borderline inappropriate but most of the time I am just running from the trainer and doing a few errands. I started buying the tees because they were from my childhood: Barbie and the Rockers, Rainbow Bright, R2D2. Then the SuperGirl and Wonder Woman shirts came out. I think if the BatGirl shirt wasn’t in stupid pink (like most of the SuperGirl shirts were too) I would have gotten one of those too. Now I wear them to “feel” stronger when the Torturer kicks my butt.

And I wear them to remind myself of my strength.

The contents are another story:

Chapstick—this is the backup stick for the one I have in my pocket at all times

Dayplanner—receipts, appointment cards, coupons that I’ll never remember to use, and a calendar that needs its own translator to figure out

Pocket PC—normally in there but not at the moment; just a small computer with my digital calendar, contacts, notes, and games

Inhaler—just in case but probably useless because the issue is not lung related as far as we can tell

Glasses case—with cleaning cloth and my Magic Clips; I cannot go anywhere, even overcast Scotland, without them!

Vera Bradley Wallet—doesn’t exactly go in a Wonder Woman satchel but it was a Christmas gift from a Vera Bradley enthusiast and I’d never spend the money for one myself

Brown fake leather wallet—with all my discount cards, Red Cross Donor card, library cards…

Pens—greyhound pen says I own one; Creative Memories pen says I am a consultant; Sharpie Pens say I know good pens when I see them

Scraps of paper—for lists, lists, and more lists; some are completed some are in progress

Kindle in blue protector sleeve: with quite the eclectic selection of books—now that would be a writer’s prompt “What do the books on your e-reader say about you?”

Camera—I never ever go anywhere without it; do I always use it? No but I always have it.

Batteries—for said camera

Cell phone—if it’s not in my pocket

Flashdrive—with all the science fair experiment pictures on it; I just haven’t taken it out

Memory Card—with contemporary Christian music for my MP3 player

Tissues—been sick recently

Checkbook—yes, I am the annoying person who stops all traffic in the checkout line because I am writing a check

What you don’t see in my purse: make-up because I just don’t wear any and pictures. I had my purse stolen at my first job and I had pictures in there that could never be replaced. That was 20 some years ago and it still sticks with me.

Writing Prompts:

1.) The moment I realized I was a grown up.
(inspired by Tonya from Letters for Lucas)

2.) Based on their personalities, what do you think your children will be when they grow up?
(inspired by Leslie from Motherhood in Mexico)

3.) What I lack . . .
(inspired by Angie from The Jammie Girl)

4.) A time you covered your tracks and avoided punishment.

5.) What do the contents of your handbag/purse “say” about you?
(inspired by Kristi from Live And Love Out Loud)

If you want to know more about Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, click on that trophy over there…

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